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Crowded Courtroom Shows Ex
traordinary Interest as Jury
Is Being Impaneled
Mrs. Jennie R. Bradley Firmly Be
lieves Son Guiltless of
Wife Murder
[Special to TJie Herald]
SANTA ANA, July 20.— twelve
mon who hold Frank F. Skelly's fate In
their hands are O. F. Remsberg of San
ta Ana, J. 11. Hoff of Bolsa, Fred Rim
pau of Anaheim, J. W. Powers of San
ta Ana, O. P. Bunyard of Cypress,
Jasper Leek or Tustln, A. L. Whiteman
of Orange, Herman Koepsel of Santa
Ana, Ed Meehan o£ Orange, John F.
Pratt of Orange, E. S. Sargent of Or
ange and J. T. Mailes of Orange. The
alternate Juroi allowed under th« law
Is D. T. Mnore of Orange. The special
venire of thirty brought in yesterday
was exhausted and another venire of
five more men was required this morn-
Ing to choose one juror from. The
prosecution used seven of Its peremp
tory challenges during the choice of tho
jurors, while the defense used fourteen
of the twenty allowed.
The court room was crowded nil day,
there incr extraordinary interest In
the case, owing probably to the mys
tery that surrounds it and to the aw
fulness of the alleged murder. Sitting
all day by her son, Frank Skelly, ac
cused of sending his young wife to a
flery death on March 6 at Westminster,
was Skelly's aged mother, Mrs. Jennie
R. Bradley, a widow and a stricken
■woman. Pathetic and silent, but in
tensely loyal to her conviction that her
Bon Is innocent, Mrs. Bradley wins the
sympathy of every beholder, no matter
what views may be held regarding- the
guilt or innocence of the prisoner.
The taking of evidence began this
afternoon, following the swearing in of
the alternate juror and the reading- of
the indictment for murder. The first
witness callod was County Surveyor
Schenck, who produced a map of the
premises of the Skelly home at West
minster where Mrs. Skelly burned to
death on that fateful morning of March
6; also a diagram of the rooms of the
Skelly house, showing the relative posi
tions of the kitchen, where the gaso
line stove stood, to the pantry from
•which Mrs. Skelly emerged with gar
ments ablaze, shrieking in agony as
she fled from the husband whom she
claimed was attempting to hold her in
the pantry while she writhed in the
gasoline flames that were killing her.
The Soxithern California pathological
laboratory, located at Whittier, will
hold a conference on the subjects of
soil, soil fertility and soil conserva
tion, occupying five days, October 3 to
7. The conference will be held in the
assembly hall of the chamber of com
merce and an exhibit of fertilizer, soil.
etc., will be installed. Prof. 1\ H. Kins
of the University of Wisconsin and
Dr. Cyril Hopkins of the university,
.soil experts, will address the conven
tion, in addition to local members of
the staff from Whittier, Riverside and
The convention will be absolutely
free to all persons interested in pro
ductions from soil.
The chamber of commerce has joined
witti more than 100 other organiza
tions in a petition to the interstate
commerce commission for the inves
tigation "f express companies by that
body, and a telegram to that effect has
been forwarded to the Merchants' asso
ciation of New York city, which has
taken tie- I'■ai| in the matter.
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fering values that |j
speak for them- |
selves —and by |
comparison you I
will find them bet- #
ter than the offer- /
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Mrs. Katherine Wisner McCluskey and
Psaltery She Uses as Accompaniment
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Mrs. McCluskey Revives Old Bib
lical Instrument as Accom
paniment to Readings
Katherine "Wisner McCluskey is the
originator in America of a new art.
She has introduced the use of the old
Biblical Instrument, the psaltery, as
an accompaniment to her lyric and
dramatic readings. This instrument
was made to her order by Chickering
& Sons, after a model in the posses
sion of Arnold Dolmetsch, and is the
first one which has been made In this
country, although Miss Florence Farr
has used one in England and the con
tinental cities.
Mra. McCluskey has given readings
from tin- Irish lyric poets and at the
suggestion of Yatts, whose songs
formed a large part of her program,
undertook the use of this delightful
soft toned instrument to accompany
the half melodious, half chanting
tones which i*ie used in interpreting
the verses. The result has proved
more successful than she dreamed and
her recitals in which she uses this
novel and satisfactory accompaniment
for the voice are said to be most in
Mrs. McCluskey gives an interesting
account of her efforts at" learning to
play and tune this psaltery.
"There was no one from whom I
could take any lessons, no one who
knew how to tune it nor how it should !
be played. I knew, however, that Miss
Florence Farr, a celebrated young
Irish reader, who had originated its
use broad, was to be In America for
a series of recitals at Hull House,
and before one of the clubs in Chi
c-go, so determined to see her and
have a lesson, "When I called upon
hor she was quite ill with a high fe
ver. She was propped up in bed, how
ever, and showed me something about
the Instrument, although her own was
badly out of tune from travel.
"Later, when she gave a public per
formance, which ] expected to attend
to get further ideas as to her manner
of using it, I was ill and unable to
leave my room, so that chance was
lost. I have accordingly worked the
accompaniments out as best I can and
musicians have been kind enough to
call them interesting."
The Instrument, with its many
strings, is tuned chromatically and has
a range of <.nly two octaves. It Is
tuned with a key like a harp and does
not easil;- lose pitch. Aside from its
effective blending of tone with the
pitch of the voice, it is a picturesque
appearing instrument and permits of
graceful poslnrr and sufficient action to
mako it especially desirable as an ad
junct to a pleasing stage picture.
Mrs. McCluskey gave a reading yes
terday morning at Cumnock school,
using selections from the. book "A
Modem Madonna," by Mrs. Caroline
Abbotl Stanley. The listeners accord
ed both story and reader the highest
compliments, and both In voice and
manner were the beautiful, telling lines
of the story interpreted. This book,
which is called the "American Suffrage
Novel." offered the reader many op
portunlttes for the display of the var
ied qualifications of her art and
roughout Its length she held her au
dience Intent. She is natural and un
assuminß In manner both on the stnge
and In private appearance, ' graceful
and with a melodious voice which ap
parently knows no false note.
"The Blui bird," by Maurice Maeter
linck, known as the French Peter Pan,
will be read by Mrs. Mcfluskey next
Wednesday morning. This will con
clude her regular programs at Cum
nock school for the. siimmer term, but
in the autumn Bhe expects to return
from her home in Kvanston nn<l remain
in Los Angeles for the winter.
Preside nt Se..tt of the chamber of
commerce will attend a dinner .
by the Santa M"n!<- i Union '
club called the "Panama tana 1 Expo
sition Dinner." August is. and Bpeak
on the subject, "A Word from the
The secretary lias been insti
■tend an Invitation to the presi
dent-elect of Brazil, Marechel He ■
ea, i" visit Los Angeles dur
oomlng fall.
Catching his right fool between a
irciijh' elevator and the floor, Alfonso
i, ik yean old, suffered a severed
■ . yesterday afternoon while
working In Desmond's .store at Third
an i Spring streets. The lad was taken
■ -.• i\ 111 ec hospital, where bin
.• i ited by As« Istanl Police
, i: idder. < tellno -en to
■ i employer, .r. H. Proper,
a . ntractor, .it lTii'7 East Fifteenth
t, who "as making alterations in
the atore.
Strikers Aver 800 Signers Se
cured First Day—City Attor
ney Upholds Ordinance
Five hundred strikers commenced
the circulation of petitions yesterday
morning calling for a referendum on
the anti-picketing .ordinance which
was recently passed by the city coun
cil, according to strike leaders. The
petitions will be kept in circulation, it
is said, until 20,000 signatures have
been secured. l"p to last evening can
vassers had obtained the signatures of
about 800 persons.
Fred Spring, attorney for the unions,
discussing their plans last evening,
"During the fore part of the week we
will hold a meeting to talk over mat
ters in connection with the referendum
movement. We will also converse
about the surrender to organized labor
of the Buck Stove and Range com
pany, which Is recognized in union cir
cles as being the greatest victory at
ttalned by the unionists."
The unionists will invade every part
of Los Angeles with their petitions and
expect to reach the total they are
striving for within two weeks. The
law requires that a petition for a
referendum must contain sufficient
names to equal at least 7 per cent of
the number of votes cast at the last
city election, but the union men expect
t" get many thousands more than the
total required.
Whatever action may be taken to
bring the anti-picketing ordinance to a
referendum vote or to have it Bet aside
by the courts will be futile, according
to the opinion expressed yesterday by
City Attorney Leslie R. Hewitt.
"1 do not believe the referendum will
hold against the antl-plcketlng ordi
nance, for the ordinance hoars the
emergency clause," said Mr. Hewitt
yesterday. "It became effective as
soon as it g^pji published, and that was
the morning following its passage. The
ordinance Is now in effect, and I do not
believe the referendum can be success
fully Invoked against an ordinance in
"As far as testing the constitutional
ity of the ordinance In tho courts
through mandamus proceedings Is con
cerned I do not believe anything can
be gained by Mieh action. I wrote a
part of the ordinance and gave the
whole my earnest consideration. I was
convinced it was constitutional or I
WOUld not have presented it to the.
council In the form in which it was
E. P. Kreamor and Parl Sehultzer,
brewery Btrlkers who were arrested
Tuesday for picketing, entered pleas
of not guilty to the charge before Po-
Uce Judge Chambers yesterday. They
both demanded jury trials. {Creamer's
trial was set for August 8 and Schult
zer's for August 10. They were re
leased on $20 bail each.
No more arrests of violators of the
picketing ordinances were made yester
day, although several reports were re
ceived at central police headquartrs.
JOPL.IN. Mo., July SO.—Five hundred
miners are out on strike at the Ameri
can Zinc, Lead and Smelting com
pany's plant. Four of the company's
concentrating- plants are shut down.
.V cut In wages of 25 cents a day
caused the walkout.
Dr. McConncll, president of De Pauw
university, and Bishop Hughes, a
former president of the university, will
be the guests of honor at a reunion
and dinner to bo held by the alumni
and former students of I). Pauw in
the Y. M. C, A. building Saturday
evening at B:M o'clock.
All former students of I>■ Pauw uni
versity who wish to participate in the
reunion are requested to forward their
names and addresses immediately to
Charles E. Flnney, 526 Security build
ing, or phone him nt Main 4527.
The United States army recruiting
Btatlon in Lus Angeles received
grapbl( Instructions from the head
quarters of the adjutant general in
hlngton yesterday to resume the
recruiting- of men in all department*
of the service, Recruiting- in Loa An
for the regular army was sus
'l on March 1 last, the only per
sons being- accepted since that date
were former soldiers -who wished to
Chief Engineer Mulholland Makes
Encouraging Report on
New York Life Expected to Fin
♦ ally Agree to Buy $500,
--000 of Bonds Today
William Mulhollanii, chief engineer of
the aqueduct, in the annual report of
the aqueduct department, submitted
to the hoard of public- works yesterday,
makes the cheering prediction that de
spite tin- delay experienced recently the
aqueduct will he completed within the
time limit recently fixed und a year
sooner than the date originally fixed.
Final word from the New York I-ife
Insurance company on the purchase of
$600,000 of the aqueduct bonds is ex
pected today. The insurance company
notified \V. J. Washburn, chairman of
the council's finance committee, yes
terday that the finance committee of
the insurance comany would consider
the matter today.
The Log Angeles authorities have no
doubt that the deal with the New
York Life will £0 through, for it can
offer tin- company half a million of
the bonds without restriction, as the
bond syndicate has released its op
tion so that the New York Life and the
Metropolitan can each taka $500,000 of
the bonds.
Mr. Mulholland In his report says:
"Up to the time of the interruption
of the work a month or two ago, by
reason of the lack of funds, the prog
ress set out in the last annual report
was being everywhere realized and in
some instances surpassed, notwith
standing- the fact that last winter was
an unusually severe one on the des
ert, there being unprecedented periods
of extremely cold weather which in
terfered with the building of concrete
"There were some Instances? where
concrete was so injured by frost as
to require its removal. This condition,
which involved a cessation of work,
• resulted in a temporary disorganization
of our forces and the delay afterward
in reassembling them.
"It is impossible to suspend work,
even for a short period, on the desert
and retain crews, as men will not «tay
in unattractive camps when not on an
earning basis. The recent suspension
of work well illustrates this. The dis
persal of our forces has resulted not
alone in making the men we had un
available at once, but the broadcast
announcement that the aqueduct work
was suspended deterred the usual drift
of labor from abroad.
"It looks now as though the upbuild
ing of the force to its usual comple
ment will he the work of months. Our
severest loss is due to the scattering
of many competent find well trained
foremen, to whose energy nrd trained
intelligence much of our progress In
the past has been due.
nirmcn.T work compi.etkd
"Had we been able to keep up the
progress that was attained during th ;
months of March, April and May, 1910,
there would be no possible chance for
doubt of our ability to complete the
aqueduct by the spring of 1912.. There
is a bare possibility that this may be
done, but it will depend largely upon
tli.' promptness with which the recent
calamity of the disorganization of our
forces may be amended.
"The present year being one of ex
treme drouths in the Sierra Xevadas
gives us opportunity in our hydrolog-
to fully gauge the suf
ficiency of the water supply in the
Owens valley.
•Tlie observations no far in that re
spect are confirmatory of our past
confidence in the deductions of the
early published study of this subject.
"All the difficult work on the aque
duct Is at the present time nearly eom
pli ted, the possibility of any contin
gency intervening to prevent the fin
ishing of the aqueduct within the es
timates is remote."
Efforts to Secure Release Fail.
To Be Brought Here
Fred Horning', former convict, will
be brought from San Francisco to
stand trial for complicity in the mur
der of Police Captain Auble. Hom
ing's effort- to get out of jail on a
writ Of habeas corpus failed.
The district attorney's office received
a telegram from Deputy District At
torney .North yesterday, giving the In
formation that Homing's seconds at
tempt to .secure his release bad been of
no avail. North is in the bay city,
having been sent there by District At
torney Fredericks to contest Horn
iiiK's attempts to gain his freedom.
Fred Horning gained Ills liberty from
Fulsom prison on Juno 10, last, through
habeas corpus proceedings, his attor
ney having claimed that the informa
tion drawn against him by District At
torney Fredericks was faulty. He had
been sentenced to serve ten years for
shooting a Japanese.
Horning is known In police circles
as "the tiger man," and Is alleged
to have been Implicated with Carl
Sutherland in the murder of Captain
Auble of the Los Angeies police de
partment. It will be remembered that
Sutherland swallowed cyanide of po
tassium and fell dead at the feet <>f
officers who were about to arrest him
for his part in the shooting.
Every effort Will be made to con
vict Horning. Police Officer A. Boyd
swore to the complaint charing Horn-,
Ing with complicity in the murder of
Captain Auble,
Prank Short, who explained to Pa
trolman Dennis Murphy, whom he mis
took for ;i citizen, that be wanted an
ohl envelope with a Sim Francisco
postmark to cover a letter he imci writ
ton to himself in an effort to ciip;it tho
lated 'iuirities out of a ticket t"
that City, was nrntr jncod to thirt> flaj
In the city Jail by Police Judge Cham
bers yesUr lay on a charge of va
DALLAS, Texas, July 20. Return!
from B special Democratic cmigrpK
giona] primary In the third Texas dis
trict yesterday show that Judge R. M.
Lively of Van Zandt county has been
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I illmjj/| > irrinu —r cushion covers—and or upholstering
ill a/:, oTi i summer furniture; linen taffetas and hand
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V'Jjl\* rjS#!?" —ior hangings and furniture coverings; beau
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1 and seasonable suggestions and exceptional
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. whether you buy or not.
On ths amue floor
with the draperies
lit 'ff°ect. 'ta suml Th, display of summer draperies In ono
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BROADWAY/ nearjevd™ 639 to 045
A Complete Banking Home
Every banking requirement of the business- man, the wage-earner and the investor is provided by
this strong institution. The completeness of our service is one reason for our steady growth.
Call or write for a copy of our new booklet, "Departmental Banking"—it describes our service
fully. The following is a synopsis :
Conducts a general commercial and savings Acts a* guardian, trustee, administrator,
bank business. •*«•
Pays , per cent on "checking" or/'commer- A^J^tott-jr^-**. <'h.r ge of
«lal" Wcounts; 3 per cent on '.pedal sa». AttMl ,i. to the payment of taxes, making of
lnK»" accounts, and 4 per cent on term repairs, collection of rents and payment
y accounts. Issues certificates of deposit for o | nNllrll nce.
i, lo 1? months or longer, bearing interest Blly , b<md(l for r u»»omer«, handling only
' at 4 per cent j also certificates of deposit highest grade securities. \
* ■ for 3 months at » per cent. , Rents safe deposit boxes—strongest and best
Out-of-town patrons may make depohits and located In the city, f2 upward per year.
withdrawals through the. malls. g f n n American Bankers 1 Association Travel-
Conducts a separate banking department for ers' Cheques and Illalr Co.'n Letters of
women depositors. t Credit.
Central iIBS ANBELES TRUST^. Sixth and
Building %ANB JAVINU BAN*? Main Streets
Petroleum and Mining Men to
Meet in Hotel Alexan
dria July 29
Preparation* for the annual banquet
of the Chamber of Minis and Oil have
been practically completed by tha exe
cutive committee. The banquet will be
held in the Hotel Alexandria/ Friday,
July 29, at 8 p. in., and the ' list of
speakers is now practically complote.
"Mark" Smith will talk on the sub
ject of "Arizona's Mineral Rtoourcea."
His long residence in the territory soon
to become a state, which he represent
ed on the floor of the house of repre
i ' ■lives for a number of successive
terms, tits him to discuss its import
ance. Antonio Lozano, consul for the
United States of Mexico, will dIMUM
the development of the west coast or
.Mexico In its commercial ani trade
relationship to Los Angeles. Gen. H.
r}. Otis lias beon assigned the sub
ject, '■Publicity and Mining," and T.
10. Gibbon will discuss "Publicity und
Oil." Congressman James McLach
lan has consented to address the mem
bers of tin? chamber and their friends
on "Legislation," discussing the sub
ject with relation to mining and oil
interests of the southwest.
"Tom" O'Donnell has been assigned
a subject dear to his heart, and If he
|i In town, will undoubtedly talk on
"California. Crude"—the greatest in
dustry in California. E. A. Montgom
ery, president of the Jnerra Madre
dub, and a director of the chamber of
mines and oil, has boeh asked to talk
on the subject of "Kindred Organiza
Reservations for seats at the banquet
are coming into the Becretary'o office
rapidly, and it Is anticipated that, when
the party assembles In the lobby of the
i! Tel Alexandria, every available seat
will be taken.
!0 \V. Camp, counsel for Santa Fe,
will act as toastmaster ami preside
over the barquet.
R. W. Bull, arrested in tVlilttler on
a chart* of falling to provide for his
wife, Eliza Bull, was discharged from
custody by Justice Pierce yesterday,
owing to the complaint beirn? faulty.
Officers stated yesterday that Bull will
be rearrestad
Effecting an entrance through a sky
light and dropping themselves to the
floor by mens of a rope, thieves entered
the store of the Western Hardware and
Arms company at 534 South Main
street Monday night and stole twenty
six new revolvers, ranging in prlco
from J5 to $15. The theft was reported
to the detectives yesterday.
At the same time -McCarthy & Myers,
grocers at 752 South Ollvo street, re
ported the theft of a jar containing
100 packages of gum from a cigar stand
in front of their store Tuesday after
Mrs. E. D. Miles, 739 Ruth avenue,
reported that her room at that address
was entered by a passkey thief Tues
day evening during her absence and a
hand bag containing $175 in cash
In accordance with an opinion ren
dered by the state .supremo court af
firming a decision of the superior
court, Lucy Kiohmonri Bedford, 6 years
old, will remain in the custody of her
aunt, Luele M. Lambourn.
The little girl's mother died recently,
following which the aunt contested the
father's application for the guardian
ship of the estate and child. The su
perior court awarded the guardianship
of Luclle Bedford to the aunt and
placed the estate in charge of the Los
Angelei Trust company.
In denying the father's petition the
court ruled he was not a proper person
to have the girl under his charge. His
appeal to the supremo court proved of
no avail.
VICTORIA, B. C.j July 20.—Agita
tion lias been begun toward making
Yokohama a free port similar to Hon§r
Kong-, according to advices brought
by the steamer Suveric, which reached
port yesterday. The workers to this
end suggest abolishing, as far as pos
sible, all port duties and reducing
lightering and supply charges to the
lowest possible amount,
Newi was brought that the British
strainer Hen Lomond, 2669 ton.s regis
ter, has been bought at Yokohama by
the Nippon Shoshen Kaisha for $40,
--000 and Uus been renamed the Asulii
Wife of Man Who Eloped with
Genevieve Lindsay Com
mitted to Patton
Possibly tlit^ lust chapter In the .legal
story of George A. Robbins, who, be
cause of alleged bigamy, was the ob
ject of concern of the United States
and Mexico, was written yesterday
when his wife. Mrs. Mary C. Jack Rob
bine, was adjudged Insane by the lun
a< y commission and committed to the
insane asylum at Patton.
Mrs. Robbing' insanity is believed to
have resulted from grief over the ac
tions of her husband, who several
months ago deserted her and eloped
with CJenevieve Lindsay to the City of
Mexico. There he wiis arrested on the
charge of bigamy, as he was presumed
to have married Miss Lindsay. He
was held In jail for a considerable pe
ricpcl in the capital of the southern re
public, but was released when,, despite
all predictions to the contrary, extradi
tion paper! were not issued to return
him here.
Mrs. Rabbins, who last week filed a
suit for divorce, Is afflicted with thn
hallucination that she is dead and that
it* is only her astraJ form which now
Inhabit! this world.
Acting at the request of residents of
Balrdstown, the board of supervisors
yesterday changed the name of New
ton avenue to Hornbrook avenue. This
change was made owing to the fact
that Newton station, on the Pacific
KNi trie line, Is only a few blocks dis
tance from Newton avenue and the
railway officials would not stop care
at Newton avenue unless the name was
changed, for they complained that it
caused confusion.
PHOBNOC, A. T., July 20.--U K.
ford, 32 yearn old, a trapper suffering
from tuberculosis, killed himself in
the city hall plaza today by shooting
himself throuEh tha head.

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